Thursday, January 20, 2011

3-D Thursday: Princess Panorama

Good morning, Peeps! I came across a princess panorama a while back, and just fell in love! Being quite an involved project, I put it on my to-do list, and there it sat for a long time. This past holiday season was time to start knocking some of those items off the list.

I basically started following Julie's lead, with lots of sponging and glittering, making a few changes here and there. But then there was a deviation in the plan. Originally this was going to be part of the princess bedroom, by framing and hanging it on the wall. A little work of art! Little Missy has loved playing and making up stories with the little die cuts, and it was a bit of an issue to permanently glue them down. In fact, it could be heard, "No, you can't glue them down!" So I hatched a different plan...

I created and glued down the background elements, and glued the whole 12 x 36" piece to thin sheet metal (insert hubby to help with this part*). I had an excuse to buy a new fun tool to laminate the animals and people. The idea was to glue them to strong magnets, so she could role play with them as she wishes. Well, wouldn't you know no various types of glue in this house sticks to smooth laminate plastic (insert several test iterations here). I sanded down spots on the back of the laminate pieces and attached magnets with Sticky Strip (haha, got to use a portion of my Ph.D. thesis here. Who would have thought?).

Hubby built the custom frame for it. Here's Little Missy playing with the WIP (work in progress).

All the pieces and parts, excluding the 12 x12" backgrounds, sky, and grass, come from the retired Build-a-Fairytale die cut kit. ETA: The metal sheet was 28 gauge 24"x30" sheet metal from a local hardware store, I believe galvanized steel.

Thanks for stopping by!

11 comments:

Tanya Boser said...

This is simply amazing! You have the luckiest little girl around :) Where did you find the metal? It can't be flashing because that is aluminum and thus not magnetic.....

Julie O'D said...

How fun to see what you did with this--what a great idea to make it moveable!

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

How clever! And what a precious picture of Little Missy--won't this be a wonderful memory for her. . . .

Kandi said...

Just amazing! Perfect gift for all the little princesses

Yapha said...

This is so cool!! What a fun project!

Holly said...

So cute!! Every little girls dream...

Krystal (skdeleeuw) said...

Wow! What a fabulous project!! I'm sure little Missy is going to enjoy it for a long time.

T2 said...

Precious, adorable, amazing and imaginative. Fabulous project she will use for a long time.

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

That girl us very lucky! I love the idea and how she can interact with her wall!

Karen said...

a card masterpiece! submit this one to SS. it's so unique.

Cindy Major said...

Wow, that looks amazing!!!